Get Ready for Grapes

It’s time to get ready for grape season. Bountiful fruit salad (red and green and black/mixed varieties, please and thank you), frozen grape “cubes,” and refreshing smoothies await. Can’t you just taste them? It’s what summer is all about. And, of course, Pretty Lady grapes are delicious all on their own—crisp and cool and fresh […]

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“Fall” in love with these transitional cocktails

I don’t know about you, but over here at Pretty Lady, we’re all about wringing the last droplets of summer fun out of the cozy scarf that is fall. That’s where transitional cocktails come in. September to early October is the perfect timeframe to start adding fall flavors into your refreshing, icy drinks. And if […]

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Un-boring Your Brown Bag!

It may not feel like fall, but fall is, I assure you, bearing down on us like a pumpkin-spice-latte-bedecked freight train. Visions of PB&Js and baby carrots are dancing through our heads as we try to unlock the secret formula that will keep our crafty kiddos from dropping a half-eaten lunch into the wastebasket. Fruit […]

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The grapes are coming! The grapes are coming!

Okay, so maybe there won’t be a Paul Revere-esque horseman riding through the streets heralding the coming of Pretty Lady grape season, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Start thinking bountiful fruit salad, frozen “grape-sicles,” and refreshing smoothies now so you’ll be all set to purchase and pop ’em in your mouth when […]

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Even Better Than That Flying Nanny

As Mary Poppins somewhat boldly announces, she’s practically perfect in every way. Well, Pretty Lady grapes are entirely perfect in every way. Don’t believe us? Well, then, you’ve just admitted to never having tried one! We recommend you rectify that travesty toot sweet! (Tout suite if you’re fancy…or simply French.) But, if you’re one of […]

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It’s Back-to-Schome Season!

For the full effect, read the following à la Friends’ Chandler Bing: Could this Back-to-School season BE any more bonkers?  And, at this point, would it even be that strange if Mr. Chandler Bing himself strolled into your living room and uttered the above statement himself? Isn’t that what 2020 has been all about—completely weird […]

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What it takes to grow a great grape/CA Grapes-Pretty Lady is Here!

It’s July and do you know what that means? *drumroll please 🥁* The Pretty lady Season has begun! That’s right, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Now you can look forward to finding our delicious Pretty Ladies at your local grocery stores for the rest of the year. From our flagship […]

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Top Seals-Top Focus on Safety Shipping Fresh Table Grapes

Those of us who love grapes (which should be every one of us because they’re so delicious) knows what a perfectly crisp, juicy, and sweet grape tastes like and once you start eating them, it’s sometimes really hard to stop. Picking out the perfect bunch of fresh grapes at our favorite grocery store always brings […]

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How Grapes are Grown – Farming Behind the Scenes

It’s almost harvesting season here at Pretty Lady Vineyards and we could not be more excited. As we speak, our little Pretty Ladies are on the vine and just about finished with their flowering stage. Wait…you didn’t know that grapes bloom? Yes, dear friend, much like many other fruits, grapes bloom and little baby grapes […]

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California Grapes (The BEST Grapes in the world. According to us at the VERY least)

Californians have been cultivating grapes for almost 200 years. That might seem like a long time, especially to those of us who, every so often, might feel like even certain work weeks take forever and a day (😂). ­But in the grand scheme of things, our state is actually fairly new to the grape-growing business. […]

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The Twelve Grapes of Luck (Las doce uvas de la suerte)

At Pretty Lady Vineyards, we find great joy, luck, and prosperity come from working with grapes throughout the year. But there’s an old Spanish tradition that insists grapes and luck truly go hand in hand: right at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. The tradition has been around since the turn of the […]

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A Grape Twist on the Traditional

Tradition is a double-edged sword. Sometimes it makes for great memories or feelings of warm-and-fuzzy nostalgia, but other times it means sticking with boring for the simple sake of “that’s the way it’s always been done”. We acknowledge there are some things that should always remain constant and true, but we’re big advocates for switching […]

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Grape Party Foods for Friendsgiving (and other Holidays)

Celebrating Friendsgiving? Here are some grape party foods to try out! These offerings work well for potluck-style meals or hosting at home. We’re not gonna lie, sometimes these recipes make their way into our regular at-home meal rotation, too. They’re that tasty. Whether you try them out once a year or eat them on the […]

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A (Very Condensed) History of Grapes

Economically speaking, grapes are one of most important fruit species grown around the world. Have they always been so popular? The short answer is yes. According to archeological evidence, grapes have been enjoyed by humans for pretty much the whole of human existence. There are records of people using grapes to create fermented beverages in […]

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Grape Kitchen Hacks

According to research from produce industry newspaper and website, The Packer, more than 60% of consumers have added grapes to their shopping cart at least once in the last 12 months.  The Packer’s Fresh Trend research also reported that grapes are especially popular among older demographics (73%) and upper class households (68%), with green seedless grapes […]

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